Mark of the park report for 2/16/18 Since the 16" and the 5" this week. We have been grooming TKA LK trails. Ski and Lake trails are in. Turned out great. Tigger has overflow on it. So, We didn't groom it. Set Tracks on X lake and Ski trails. ... See MoreSee Less
That is an unfortunate article that could have said so much more. I am sure he is being sarcastic. Does the writer realize that in the Nordic countries they televise the races and people lined up along the courses to cheer the skiers on. It also neglects to say what a great workout nordic skiing is. In fact, it is one of the few sports that uses so many of your muscles and is also aerobic. I will take a human power sports over all the other noisy crap out there any day of the week.
Though I disagree with most of his sentiment, I DO love this paragraph: "And yet consider the world that this suffering unlocks. Racers rake the stark landscape with their angular shadows. They slide into a whiteness beyond civilization, etching thin parallel tracks over the face of infinity, through places most of us will never go, past the pitter-patter of animal tracks in old-growth forest. This is one of the sport’s great consolations: access to a landscape so stark it merges with the spiritual state of absolute exhaustion, a simultaneous emptiness and fullness that is essentially religious — topographical Buddhism."
I thought it was cute for a opinion piece. US women are kicking but but definitely had to deal with a lot of miserable training hours to get there. 💪🏻